David Humphreys Storer

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David Humphreys Storer
David Humphreys Storer portrait.jpg
Born(1804-03-26)March 26, 1804
DiedSeptember 10, 1891(1891-09-10) (aged 87)
Alma materHarvard Medical School, 1825
Bowdoin College, 1822[1]
Spouse(s)Abigail Jane Storer (nee Brewer)
ChildrenHoratio Robinson Storer
Francis Humphreys Storer
Abby Matilda Storer
Mary Goddard Storer
Robert Woodbury Storer
David Humphreys Storer signature.svg

David Humphreys Storer (March 26, 1804—September 10, 1891) was an American physician and naturalist. He served as dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School from 1855–1864,[2] and published on the reptiles and fishes of New England.[1]

The colubrid snake genus Storeria is named in his honor.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Scudder, Samuel H. (1891). "David Humphreys Storer". Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 27: 388–391. JSTOR 20020490.
  2. ^ "Past Deans of the Faculty of Medicine". Harvard Medical School. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Storer", p. 255).

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